Period
to 23 January 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire with a requirement for Azure skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Azure over the 6 months to 23 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Azure
Yorkshire > South Yorkshire
6 months to
23 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 17 26 35
Rank change year-on-year +9 +9 +31
Contract jobs citing Azure 44 73 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 8.58% 7.64% 4.21%
As % of the Cloud Services category 41.12% 36.87% 31.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 54 28
South Yorkshire median daily rate £450 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% - +23.08%
10th Percentile £293 £345 £300
90th Percentile £593 £646 £600
Yorkshire median daily rate £440 £425 £475
% change year-on-year +3.53% -10.53% +13.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
South Yorkshire median hourly rate - £35.00 -
Yorkshire median hourly rate £34.50 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year -1.43% - -

Azure is in the Cloud Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
South Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 107 198 111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 20.86% 20.71% 13.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 140 71
South Yorkshire median daily rate £463 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £287 £289 £325
90th Percentile £588 £625 £638
Yorkshire median daily rate £450 £436 £425
% change year-on-year +3.15% +2.65% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 2
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £155.00 £18.75 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +726.67% +2.74% -63.50%
10th Percentile £152.50 £10.20 £14.83
90th Percentile £157.50 £48.50 £23.08
Yorkshire median hourly rate £20.50 £14.85 £14.50
% change year-on-year +38.05% +2.41% -13.43%

Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in South Yorkshire

Job postings citing Azure as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Azure in South Yorkshire

Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Azure in South Yorkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Azure in South Yorkshire

Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Azure in South Yorkshire over the 6 months to 23 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Azure in South Yorkshire

Azure
Contract Job Locations in South Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Azure within the South Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 23 January 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Sheffield +1 35 £500 - 28
Doncaster +2 2 £400 - 4
Rotherham -2 1 £400 - 1
Azure
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Azure also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South Yorkshire region with a requirement for Azure.

1 17 (38.64%) Microsoft
2 15 (34.09%) DevOps
3 13 (29.55%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (29.55%) AWS
4 12 (27.27%) Windows
5 11 (25.00%) Active Directory
6 10 (22.73%) SQL Server
6 10 (22.73%) VMware
7 8 (18.18%) Office 365
7 8 (18.18%) Wi-Fi
7 8 (18.18%) Linux
7 8 (18.18%) Python
8 7 (15.91%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (15.91%) GCP
8 7 (15.91%) Windows Server
9 6 (13.64%) Skype
9 6 (13.64%) Windows 10
9 6 (13.64%) Skype for Business
9 6 (13.64%) .NET
9 6 (13.64%) Java
10 5 (11.36%) EMC
10 5 (11.36%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (11.36%) NetApp
10 5 (11.36%) Scrum
10 5 (11.36%) VMware Infrastructure
10 5 (11.36%) Jenkins
10 5 (11.36%) Azure Active Directory
10 5 (11.36%) Microservices
10 5 (11.36%) Ansible
10 5 (11.36%) Digital Transformation Programme

Azure
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (13.64%) Skype for Business
2 4 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (9.09%) MS Exchange
3 3 (6.82%) IIS
4 2 (4.55%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (2.27%) SharePoint Server
Cloud Services
1 13 (29.55%) AWS
2 8 (18.18%) Office 365
3 7 (15.91%) GCP
4 5 (11.36%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (9.09%) PaaS
6 3 (6.82%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (6.82%) GitHub
6 3 (6.82%) IaaS
6 3 (6.82%) Power Platform
7 1 (2.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (2.27%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (2.27%) Amazon EKS
7 1 (2.27%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (2.27%) Amazon S3
7 1 (2.27%) AWS CloudTrail
7 1 (2.27%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (2.27%) CloudFront
7 1 (2.27%) Route 53
7 1 (2.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (18.18%) Wi-Fi
2 6 (13.64%) Skype
3 4 (9.09%) Firewall
3 4 (9.09%) H.323
3 4 (9.09%) ISDN
3 4 (9.09%) LAN
3 4 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 4 (9.09%) VoIP
3 4 (9.09%) WAN
4 3 (6.82%) DNS
4 3 (6.82%) HTTPS
4 3 (6.82%) Internet
4 3 (6.82%) IP Telephony
5 2 (4.55%) HTTP
6 1 (2.27%) SSL
6 1 (2.27%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (22.73%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (6.82%) MySQL
3 3 (6.82%) Power BI
4 2 (4.55%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 2 (4.55%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (2.27%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (2.27%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (2.27%) Big Data
5 1 (2.27%) QlikView
5 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 5 (11.36%) Jenkins
2 4 (9.09%) GitLab
3 3 (6.82%) JIRA
3 3 (6.82%) Octopus Deploy
3 3 (6.82%) TeamCity
4 2 (4.55%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.27%) Artifactory
5 1 (2.27%) CircleCI
5 1 (2.27%) SonarQube
5 1 (2.27%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 4 (9.09%) Banking
1 4 (9.09%) Finance
1 4 (9.09%) Financial Institution
2 2 (4.55%) Public Sector
3 1 (2.27%) Advertising
3 1 (2.27%) Games
3 1 (2.27%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 9 (20.45%) DevOps Engineer
2 7 (15.91%) Analyst
3 5 (11.36%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 5 (11.36%) Architect
3 5 (11.36%) Business Analyst
3 5 (11.36%) Cloud Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) Support Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Azure Architect
5 3 (6.82%) Data Analyst
5 3 (6.82%) Developer
5 3 (6.82%) Network Specialist
6 2 (4.55%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Azure Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Azure Specialist
6 2 (4.55%) Data Business Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) Informatica Architect
6 2 (4.55%) IT Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) Mobility Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.64%) .NET
2 3 (6.82%) JSON
2 3 (6.82%) Node.js
2 3 (6.82%) REST
3 1 (2.27%) .NET Core
3 1 (2.27%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.27%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (2.27%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (2.27%) Entity Framework
3 1 (2.27%) Kafka
3 1 (2.27%) React
3 1 (2.27%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.82%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (4.55%) iSeries
2 2 (4.55%) Mainframe
2 2 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.27%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.27%) Cloud Native
3 1 (2.27%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.27%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 12 (27.27%) Windows
2 8 (18.18%) Linux
3 7 (15.91%) Windows Server
4 6 (13.64%) Windows 10
5 4 (9.09%) Windows 7
5 4 (9.09%) Windows 8
6 2 (4.55%) Android
6 2 (4.55%) CentOS
6 2 (4.55%) Unix
7 1 (2.27%) CoreOS
7 1 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (34.09%) DevOps
2 13 (29.55%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (15.91%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (11.36%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (11.36%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 5 (11.36%) Microservices
4 5 (11.36%) Scrum
5 4 (9.09%) Change Management
5 4 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (9.09%) Project Management
6 3 (6.82%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (6.82%) Data Strategy
6 3 (6.82%) Infrastructure as Code
6 3 (6.82%) ITIL
6 3 (6.82%) Load Balancing
6 3 (6.82%) Test Automation
7 2 (4.55%) Data Science
7 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Automation
7 2 (4.55%) SDLC
7 2 (4.55%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 8 (18.18%) Python
2 6 (13.64%) Java
3 4 (9.09%) Go
3 4 (9.09%) PowerShell
3 4 (9.09%) Ruby
4 2 (4.55%) C#
4 2 (4.55%) C++
4 2 (4.55%) Embedded C++
4 2 (4.55%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.55%) SQL
5 1 (2.27%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.27%) Rust
5 1 (2.27%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (6.82%) ISEB
2 2 (4.55%) Chartered Engineer
2 2 (4.55%) Degree
2 2 (4.55%) HND
2 2 (4.55%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.55%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.27%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.27%) CCNA
3 1 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) Data Quality
System Software
1 11 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (11.36%) VMware NSX
3 3 (6.82%) vSphere
4 2 (4.55%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (11.36%) Ansible
1 5 (11.36%) Terraform
1 5 (11.36%) vRealize Orchestrator
2 4 (9.09%) Kubernetes
2 4 (9.09%) Puppet
3 3 (6.82%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (6.82%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (4.55%) SCCM
5 1 (2.27%) Grafana
5 1 (2.27%) Packer
5 1 (2.27%) Prometheus
5 1 (2.27%) Rancher
Vendors
1 17 (38.64%) Microsoft
2 10 (22.73%) VMware
3 5 (11.36%) EMC
3 5 (11.36%) NetApp
4 4 (9.09%) Cisco
4 4 (9.09%) Google
5 3 (6.82%) Splunk
6 2 (4.55%) Informatica
6 2 (4.55%) Oracle
6 2 (4.55%) Tableau
7 1 (2.27%) Black Duck
7 1 (2.27%) Citrix
7 1 (2.27%) Cognos
7 1 (2.27%) Confluent
7 1 (2.27%) Facebook
7 1 (2.27%) TOWER Software
7 1 (2.27%) Veracode
7 1 (2.27%) YouTube